Dear Mates. Oh I am so relieved. Rory went to the Vets today and had surgery on his foot. WITHOUT ANAESTHETIC! Yep that's correct.
We have finally found he has no feeling at all in his left foot and that is probably why he has chewed it. He went for a check today to make sure the antibiotics were working, and yes they are, but the wound in his toe was still gaping and horrible. We saw a relief Vet and he was WONDERFUL. I explained all of Rory's history (although he had read up on his notes) and when he examined his foot and tested the sensation (or lack of), he decided then and there to operate. On the floor. On his stomach, with Rory lying in front of him, dozing because it was all so boring. What a Vet and what a dog. He has stitched (about 10 stitches) most of the toe up and it looks sooooo much better. The relief I feel of not having to look into that wound is sooo good.
So now, we have eight weeks of healing of the wound, and probably many many months of nail healing but I don't care! I feel refreshed. So to all of you out there in Blogville thank you for your caring thoughts for our big boy. We just love him so much and he has been such a trooper all during this last year. Love and Merry Christmas to you all. Yaahoo.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Once again we're asking for POTP for Rory.
His nail beds on his bad foot are badly infected (again, sigh).
He has a horribly high temp (41C, 105F, normal should be 38/39C or 101/102F) but is now on antibiotics and pain relief. He is quiet but a trooper.
Mum was so very proud at the vets because he had two really big (and mum's not joking about the thickness/size) needles.
He did growl and tell us he did not like it but never thought about hurting our lovely Vet nurse. It's the first time he's ever growled at anyone so we reckon it really did hurt.
So send him some lovin, but no food parcels please cause, well, he's a bit fat. Nothing wrong with that but we were all surprised when he tipped the scales at 91.4 kgs (201 lbs). He's put on three kgs in the last few months. Sorry to say, it's not from mum's cooking!
Mum dragged up this old photo. She has no shame.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
FROM ALL OF US, TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.
(Another old photo)
We will see you all in the New Year.
Come on 2015, hurry up please.
One Last Thing........
WE LOVE YA TO BITS AND PIECES MATES!
NO WORRIES, AND LOVE,
STELLA, AND RORY
X Slobber X Slobber X Slobber
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Howdy Everybuddy. Hope you are all organised for Christmas cause our mum is hopeless. She had a birthday the other day and now tries to play the "oh I'm getting old and demented" trick but we know it's pure laziness really. We gave her a good sugar fix by making her two cakes. The one below was a baked cheesecake made our younger sissy and the next photo is the cake made by our bigger sissy. Both were totally yummers. Well we think they were by the moans of delights while they were eaten. We of course, dobbed out.
I even had to get my own hat and remind mum to take photos this year.
Er, mum are you forgetting something?
Like putting on my hat maybe???
Rory? Are you coming here mate?
Rory says no :-(
Here is Rory getting some exercise. Mum is ashamed to say she hasn't been walking him as much as she should.
Rory says he doesn't care but mum knows his legs aren't as good as they were.
Here mum holds one of Rory's boots and he walks so much better without it. Mum is wearing her favourite dress, again.
Here's Rory looking small next to our tall brother. Sometimes he likes to be small hehe.
Here is a panoramic photo our sissy took. We think it is amazing.
Take care mates. We often visit your blogs but don't always comment. We hope mum gets herself into gear next year.
No worries, and love, Stella, and Rory